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Arcadia Instant for KSQL: Streaming data analytics for the masses?

While Kafka's KSQL attempts to make streaming data processing easier for developers, Arcadia Data is trying to bring that ease to analysts and …

Toronto-based firm partners with Mastercard on self-service ‘insurance cloud’

BARCELONA – A Toronto-based FinTech startup has its eyes set on the $30 billion of insurance payouts made in Canada every year, with a cloud-based …

FinTech

Kindred Capital, an £80M seed VC firm in London, is giving founders it backs a share of fund profits

Kindred Capital, a London-based VC firm that has actually been up and running since 2015, is announcing that it has closed its first seed fund of £80 million, money it has already been deploying in around 20 tech startups throughout Europe over the last two years.<p>Portfolio companies include FiveAI, …

Venture Capital

Pagedraw UI builder turns your website design mockup into code automatically

For years, one of the holy grails of web design has been trying to automate turning front-end design into clean code. Early attempts included tools like Dreamweaver and FrontPage. Pagedraw, a member of the Y Combinator Winter 2018 class, has developed a tool to fulfill that vision in a modern …

Banks and fintechs are battling for your cash — and it could be life or death for startups

LONDON — Banks and fintech startups are going on an advertising blitz in the UK right now as part of a land grab among online investment platforms.<p>I counted no fewer than four adverts for online investment platforms during my morning commute in London this week, while adverts for similar services …

Uber is driving patients to their doctors in a big grab for medical transit market

Big money, and bigger pitfalls, await the ride-hailing giant<p>Uber announced the launch of a new digital tool meant to book rides for patients who need assistance getting to and from their appointments. A health care provider can book a ride for patients and caregivers immediately, within a few …

This startup almost went bankrupt, now it’s one of Europe’s fastest-growing companies

<i>This interview is part of our series of Growth Stories. We interviewed the founders and CEOs of 20 of the fastest growing startups in Europe. We asked them about their companies, their companies’ culture, and their lives, trying to understand how these three factors played a role in the achievement</i> …

Startups

Sqreen wants to become the IFTTT of web app security

French startup Sqreen recently launched a Security Hub with dozens of plugins to put you in control of the security of your web app. In many ways, it feels like enabling tasks on popular automation service IFTTT.<p>Sqreen participated in TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield and Y Combinator’s current …

Facebook to open source LogDevice for storing logs from distributed data centers

Facebook is planning to open source LogDevice, the company’s custom-built solution for storing logs collected from distributed data centers. The company made the announcement as part of its Scale conference.<p>Logs are used to track database events. If a server suffers an outage for any reason, …

Creating a structured, hot-reloadable GraphQL API with Express.js, Apollo Server and Webpack: Part 1

<i>GraphQL is a new way of building APIs through a strongly typed query language. Released by Facebook in 2015, GraphQL is quickly gaining traction and</i> …

Face it, AI is better at data-analysis than humans

It’s time we stopped pretending that we’re computers and let the machines do their jobs. Anodot, a real-time analytics company, is using advanced machine-learning algorithms to overcome the limitations that humans bring to data analysis.<p>AI can chew up all your data and spit out more answers than …

The founder of a fashion brand with over half a million Instagram followers tells us exactly what to post to build a following

Over time, her social media following grew, and her artwork transformed into vintage-inspired fashion designs.<p>"Our page is all about what it's like to be a girl and we make sure that our content reflects the theme," she said.<p>Now, Valfré is distributed in over 250 stores in 28 countries around the …

Interaction Design & UI/UX: Pay App Concept and Prototype

We would like to share a simple and yet great enough interaction design and UI/UX of an Pay App Concept and featuring a prototype using Framer. …

UI Design

AI Can See America's Wealth Inequality From Space

Just by looking at satellite images, AI can predict your income bracket, and tell us what wealth and poverty look like from space.<br>Read More

Carnegie Mellon taught a computer to read human body language in real time

Technology like the Microsoft Kinect camera can already carry out simple motion sensing and use this as a way of interfacing with software. However, …

Carnegie Mellon University

Google wants to PAIR-up AI with human interaction by being open-source by design

Google has today (July 10) unveiled a research program geared towards improving how humans interact with artificial intelligence (AI). The latest …

The Power Of Influencer Marketing

This column is authored by technology blogger, Vivian Michaels DuringThe post The Power Of Influencer Marketing appeared first on iamwire.

The Future of Content Marketing Isn’t Channels: It’s Data

<i>By Dario Meli</i><p>Talk to any brand or marketer and they’ll probably start raving to you about the latest and greatest channel. "Have you seen what so-and-so has done with Snapchat?" Or maybe it’s something closer to "Everyone’s on Facebook Live. Should we be on Facebook Live?"<p>It happens like clockwork …

Tune launches ‘tunebot,’ a Slack-powered chatbot that answers queries on marketing data

Interpreting data is a hard job, especially when you need answers on the fly.<p>Tune, the Seattle-based marketing technology company, is hoping to make …

Deep Learning Is Here to Automate Parking Enforcement

A new system achieves 99 percent accuracy in identifying illegally parked vehicles.<p>If you live in a city and own a car, you're familiar with the calculus of illegal parking. How can we maximize our time in an illegal parking spot while minimizing the chances of getting caught, and, thus, ticketed …

Why Elon Musk's Early Adopters Take Risks

Elon Musk has replaced Steve Jobs as the reigning champion of Silicon Valley. After cashing out with PayPal, he has pursued every schoolboy fantasy. From electric cars to spaceships, he promises a larger vision than Jobs ever did. He plays the popular imagination like a drum. Steve Jobs encouraged …

Tesla

Post-IPO DCF Valuation Of Blue Apron - 40% Upside Potential

With Blue Apron (NYSE:APRN) having gone public, I got interested in assessing the attractiveness of the company and whether its shares have any value …

Investing

Introduction to Neural Networks

Neural network basics<p>What are neural networks<p>Neural networks, commonly known as Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) are quite a simulation of human …

Deep Learning

How to Build an In-House Data Science Team From Scratch

Technology tends to favor teams that have a firm grasp on data and analytics, and you can create one from scratch.<p>At a recent tech conference I …

Instagram’s New Native Advertising Feature: A Necessary Step Toward Transparency

Native Instagram posts—those paid for by brands but posted by influencers—are about to look a bit different, and that’s a good thing.<p>An update …

MetaBrite raises another $2.2M for receipt-scanning business intelligence platform

MetaBrite continues to see more demand for its technology platform and just raised more cash to help support the company’s growth.<p>The Seattle-based …

Startups

Should Startups Care About Profitability?

There are certain topics that even some of the smartest people I talk with who aren’t startup oriented can’t fully grok. One of them is whether …

Profit

Google open-sources object detection tech that powers Nest Cam, Image Search, and Street View

Google handed a new set of intelligent object detection capabilities over to the open source community as part of continued development of its TensorFlow framework.<p>The TensorFlow Object Detection API gives data scientists and developers access to the same tech that Google uses for its own systems, …